Saturday, August 07, 2010

Game 111 Thread: August 7 vs. Nats, 7p

Hiroki Kuroda (8-10, 3.70) vs. Livan Hernandez (8-7, 3.12).

COMMENTS: For a last-place team, those Nats sure are pesky — the Dodgers are now 1-3 on the season against them. Must be karmic retribution for the Dodgers' ultra-rare regular-season sweep of the Cards earlier this year.

Kuroda was ineffective his last time out, and he'll have extra pressure to perform given the latest losses charged to Clayton Kershaw and Chad Billingsley. At least Padilla and Lilly are coming off hot games.

There is some hope, however. Hernandez is 9-15 with a 4.86 ERA and a 1.530 WHIP lifetime against the Dodgers. And the Dodgers have scored at least three runs in half of their games in August. Okay, that one's a reach — but so is anything good coming out of this season.

56 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Podsednik, lf
Theriot, 2b
Ethier, rf
Loney, 1b
Kemp, cf
Blake, 3b
Carroll, ss
Ausmus, c
Kuroda P

rbnlaw said...

A line up that strikes terror in Livan "The Ageless Wonder" Hernandez's heart.

rbnlaw said...

The OC Ragister had a comment that Dunn's homers yesterday were a big FU to the Dodgers for putting in a waivers claim on him and preventing a trade to another contender.

I could've lived with Adam Dunn at first base a couple of years back.

rbnlaw said...

HA! I said, "another contender" as if the Dodgers are contenders.

My bad.

Steve Sax said...

Mr LA SF, how ya doing?

Steve Sax said...

I don't want Dunn, but the problem is we don't have a threat in this lineup. Especially not with everyone slumping.

Steve Sax said...

Orel just made it over to my BBQ. We'll try and post during the game

Dusty Baker said...

What is Orel contributing to the BBQ? Did he stop by Von's a few blocks away and pick up some chips and salsa?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Doing fine, thanks for asking Sax!

Paul said...

Back from the Oakland game. Coco Crisp had a good game. Beer selection is solid in Oakland but that stadium is a dump.

Now off to the bars. Maybe I will catch our boys on a tv but more than likely I will be cheering for the Braves.

Dusty Baker said...

Either way works, Paul.

Off to the Yard. Hit a brotha up in 1 Reserve Row L Seats 16-18 if anyone else is around.

Getting my gin on now so I'll have a good foundation an won't have to buy as much beer from McCourt.

Josh S. said...

Hrmm.

Dusty Baker said...

In tha Yard, Vinny!

Dusty Baker said...

Weeeeeelllll....ibsee we've picked up where we left off.

Dusty Baker said...

My iPhone coverage is perfect right now. That means there are fewer than ~18k people here. This is a better measure than whatever they announce as the gate.

rbnlaw said...

If the Dodgers did pick up Adam Dunn (as Lyons pondered today), what do you do with Loney? Make him a left fielder for the rest of the season?

Dusty Baker said...

@RB

Or other way around. Could we make Dunn and Dunn LF then? Loney may be slower.

Josh S. said...

Zzzzzzz...

Dusty Baker said...

Ive never seen it as dead during a game at the Yard in my many years of coming here. Sad.

Josh S. said...

Game thread's pretty dead too.

Dusty Baker said...

Mmmmmmmm......helmet fries

http://yfrog.com/n6m9vj

Dusty Baker said...

Worth price of admission to hear Nancy Bea playing theme song from Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Mormon? But I'm from earth!

Josh S. said...

Theriot should have scored on that. Was he napping like me?

Josh S. said...

Yay sister kissing!

Dusty Baker said...

Sister kissing? Doesn't REO Speedwagon sing about that?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I see that we are still tied. I like that.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What's the record for shortest game thread in the modern (2008 and beyond) era?

Mr. Customer said...

Checking in from the outside world. You know, the one outside.

Dusty Baker said...

God damn it's cold up in dis bish! I had to switch from beet to Jack and Coke.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Theriot, if you get a hit here, I will suspend my mocking of you for one whole week.

Dusty Baker said...

Mmmmm...liquid warmth.

Dusty Baker said...

Mock away MlASF.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FUCKING HELL THERIOT YOU FUCKING ASS

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I didn't know Kevin Mench was still in baseball.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is setting up for a massive fail.

Dusty Baker said...

DSBG AND Little Deuce in tha Yard tonight. DSBG in rare form. Deuce abandoning his usual air guitar routine to instead mimic DSBG.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Way to go from a 3-0 count to a strike out, you bearded bastard.

Jason said...

Normally, I love extra innings what with the free baseball and all, but this season has passed the point of me wanting more. I haven't felt this way since the mid-Jim Tracy era. On the plus side, the Grady Little era apparently has been wiped from my memory.

Jason said...

I just caught a glimpse of what looked like Randy Johnson starring in a Geico ad with a Fargo bent to the setting during the Mariners post-game show on the bar's TV. Please, please, let this be real and somehow involve a wood chipper.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is setting up for a massive fail.

Jason said...

Pod-doesn't-completely-suck-nik

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Theriot, I extend to you my offer once more.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

THERIOT YOU SUCK FUCKING HELL BASTARD

Jason said...

@MrLASF - Theriot counters with a request for 2 weeks of taunt-free play and Podsednik's wife's phone number. Otherwise you'll continue to receive weak ground outs for the remainder of the season.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

LONEY YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD!!!

Jason said...

FJL!

MR. F said...

WTF. We didn't lose?

Jason said...

Unrelated to tonights game, but a friend of mine in Pittsburgh just sent me the following email:

Jimmy McDonald is the future of the Pirates organization!

Calling him Jimmy is a nice touch which is made even better if you read it with a Pittsburgh accent.

Paul said...

My buddy tallking to some gals and then I butt in:

gal: "where you from?"

me: "Fresno."

gal: "oh giants triple aaa team nice!"

me: " yeah my family is from la. I am dodger fan. I fuckin hate the giant. Cheers!"

gal: "oh that is a deal breaker."

me: "what deal?"

my friend wasn't happy since they left.

Go Dodgers!!! King James!!

Steve Sax said...

Loney, baby!

Hoping this is a sign that your swing is back!

Jason said...

@Paul - Your "friend" needs to learn his priorities.

Steve Sax said...

PGT up!

Dusty Baker said...

Stayed the whole way. FJL!!!!! Surly factor: -1

Steve Sax said...

Impressive. Most impressive.

rbnlaw said...

We win -1
I got beer -1
I had vodka before the beer -1
Ate my face off at a birthday celebration -1

All in all, surly factor -1.

Mood restored. Now if dem bums could win about 8 straight.